Kate has spent her whole life on the water in one capacity or another. Growing up in Western Washington, she spent her summers dinghy sailing and cruising with her family and friends in San Juans. As a teenager she started rowing and sailing took a backseat. In the past several years however, Kate has been actively involved in the PNW sailing circuit. From summer beer-can races to the Van Isle 360, Kate has most recently been splitting her time between the C&C115 Elusive and J/122E Joy Ride. Kate lives in West Seattle with her husband (Jeff), their two dogs (Steve and Ole) and their cat (Sade Adu).